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Invaluable for all CELTA, TESOL & TEFL trainees and novice language teachers

Applying for CELTA

  • Overview and top tips for your CELTA application

CELTA Toolkit   

  • Helpful videos on all aspects of CELTA
  • Support with lesson planning, classroom management, assignments and more

CELTA Assignment Library

  • Video walkthroughs for all assignments with links to other resources

Resources for Online CELTA

  • Support and tips specifically for online teaching
Need to learn grammar?
£59
ELT-Training's most popular course recommended by CELTA centres worldwide

Grammar for Language Teachers

  • A comprehensive grammar course for CELTA, TESOL and TEFL trainees and all English language teachers
  • Over 7 hours of video tutorials (in bite-size chunks!
  • Covers parts of speech, verb tenses AND the tricks to teaching them
  • Essential for CELTA - ask any trainee!
  • Lifetime access
  • Certificate of completion
  • Money back guarantee within a week - no quibbles
See further details and a free sample unit here
Complete CELTA package
£149
Our best four courses for CELTA plus complimentary bonus - save £66

Grammar for Language Teachers

PLUS...

CELTA Lesson Planning Made Easy

Language Analysis Made Easy

Concept Checking Made Easy

  • The foundations of language teaching
  • Support with all essential skills
  • Full preparation for CELTA and your teaching career
  • Dip into courses as you need them
  • Complete library of support 
  • Personal help from an experienced tutor only an email away
  • Save 30% on price for all courses
  • Lifetime access
  • Certificate of completion
  • Money back guarantee within a week - no quibbles
PLUS...
Buy the bundle and get The Ultimate Guide to CELTA Success absolutely FREE (usually £19) - 
your CELTA 'secret weapon'!
See further details about each course and free sample units here
or prefer to buy courses separately?

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What do CELTA trainees find most stressful? It's not a secret.....

  • Lack of knowledge of grammar terminology and how English grammar works 
  • Problems with understanding lesson planning
  • Trying to write useful concept checking questions (CCQs)
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It's also not a coincidence that these are areas that are important in the CELTA assessment criteria and they are what tutors look for to evidence  'Above Standard' grades. 

ELT-Training will help you:

  • Become confident about grammar teaching and language analysis
  • Plan lessons efficiently and effectively
  • Write CCQs that help your learners and impress your tutors...

...and pass CELTA with flying colours!

Why do I need to prepare for CELTA?

CELTA is a slog - there are no two ways about it. It's a brilliant course and one of the best you are ever likely to do...

but

.. it's not an easy ride. Ask anyone who has done it. Google it!
Remember that you are taking on a WHOLE NEW PROFESSION in as little as four weeks - it's bound to be intensive. Being WELL PREPARED will pay dividends. This means knowing not just knowing how to speak English, but knowing how it WORKS.

This knowledge about the language, being able to analyse what's difficult for learners and check they understand is ESSENTIAL for an English language teacher. It will give you the confidence to TEACH the language, CORRECT learners' errors and ANSWER their questions.
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How can ELT-Training help?

All of the materials here have been developed by ME, Jo Gakonga, an experienced CELTA tutor and assessor and I KNOW the pitfalls of the course and how to navigate them.
I know what you need to know, and I've had a lot of practice in explaining it in simple, accessible, easy-to-digest terms. There are lots of great books out there and you can use those, too but wouldn't it be nice if someone just SAT DOWN AND EXPLAINED IT ALL TO YOU IN A FRIENDLY, ACCESSIBLE WAY? Someone who is always on the end of an email to ask if you get stuck?

Thousands of CELTA trainees have used the materials on this site to support their journey. I'm here to help.

Choose your plan

Resources for CELTA
Free
Useful for all CELTA, TESOL & TEFL trainees and novice language teachers

Applying for CELTA

  • Overview of CELTA - online and in class
  • Information and top tips for your application

CELTA Toolkit   

  • Helpful videos on all aspects of CELTA
  • Support with lesson planning, assignments, classroom management and more
  • Useful for preview or review of CELTA input

CELTA Assignment Library

  • Video walkthroughs for all assignments
  • Links to other useful resources

Online CELTA Resources

  • Support and tips for online CELTA
  • Advice specifically for online teaching
Need to learn grammar?
£59
ELT-Training's most popular course recommended by CELTA centres worldwide

Grammar for Language Teachers

  • A comprehensive grammar course for CELTA, TESOL and TEFL trainees and all English language teachers
  • Over 7 hours of video tutorials (in bite-size chunks!
  • Covers parts of speech, verb tenses AND the tricks to teaching them
  • Essential for CELTA - ask any trainee!
  • Learn from an experienced CELTA tutor
  • Accessible information - easier than books!
  • Prioritises what you REALLY need to know
  • Gives you confidence in the classroom
  • Lifetime access
  • Certificate of completion
  • Money back guarantee within a week - no quibbles
See further details and a free sample unit here
Complete CELTA Prep package
£149
Our best four courses for CELTA plus complimentary bonus - save £66

Grammar for Language Teachers

PLUS...

CELTA Lesson Planning Made Easy

Language Analysis Made Easy

Concept Checking Made Easy

  • The foundations of language teaching
  • Support with all essential skills
  • Full preparation for CELTA and your teaching career
  • Dip into courses as you need them
  • Complete library of support 
  • Personal help from an experienced tutor only an email away
  • Save 30% on price for all courses
  • Lifetime access
  • Certificate of completion
  • Money back guarantee within a week - no quibbles
PLUS...
Buy the bundle and get The Ultimate Guide to CELTA Success absolutely FREE (usually £19) - 
your CELTA 'secret weapon'!
See further details about each course and free sample units here
or prefer to buy courses separately?

Still not sure? Read on...

What do I need to know?

Let's start with grammar knowledge

I want to give you a little test. Can you give an example of:
  • an irregular past participle
  • an indefinite article
  • the past perfect passive
If this is easy for you, you probably don't need this course....

but

..if you are feeling a bit nervous, don't panic - this is learnable and I can teach you! 
The CELTA application process will include tests about this kind of terminology and how you would explain it to learners. This knowledge is VITAL for English teachers - how can you explain your learners' mistakes if you don't understand WHY something is wrong.

Note, too (and here's something you might not have thought of) - your learners WILL probably know this. They will make errors in using the language, but they will almost certainly know what things are called and they'll lose confidence in you if you don't.

You're not expected to know EVERYTHING before your CELTA, but the more comfortable you are with it as soon as possible, the easier grammar teaching will be and lesson planning will be faster, too. You will thank me for this!

'Grammar for Language Teachers' is the easy, pain-free way to get this under your belt

What else is useful?

Lesson Planning

Planning your lesson is almost as important as being able to teach it. It's going to take a LOT of your time on the CELTA and strong planning is an crucial part of a higher grade.
Your tutors will show you how to do it, but getting a head start on this will make your life on an intensive course MUCH easier.
CELTA Lesson Planning Made Easy - This self-access course will help you to understand the structure of the plan and clarify important frameworks. It's got downloadable examples too.

Language Analysis & Concept Checking

Other things you need for first-class lesson plans that will give you confidence in the classroom are Language Analysis Made Easy and Concept Checking Made Easy. 
These courses give you the Meaning, Form and Pronunciation of all tenses and other useful forms (more helpful downloadables, here) and worked examples of concept check questions for all different parts of speech. These are an INVALUABLE RESOURCE for planning language lessons and will pay dividends on CELTA.

Plus...  your CELTA secret weapon!

In case all of this wasn't enough, I'm including a FREE BONUS course just for you - The Ultimate Guide to CELTA Success.
There are no guarantees of anything in life, and certainly not a Pass A or Pass B at CELTA, but if you want to know the things that will put you on this path, you'll find them here. Follow these tips and give yourself the very best chance of a higher grade.

The Complete CELTA Prep Package covers grammar AND all of these areas - it's everything you need and great to refer to before, during and after CELTA.

Why use ELT-Training?

There are lots of books and resources out there - what's special about ELT-Training? To answer that, you only have to look to the site's reputation. 
Thousands of satisfied CELTA trainees recommend the site, as do CELTA trainers in centres all over the world. It's the 'tried and tested' CELTA prep site!

Why Jo Gakonga?

Without wanting to blow my own trumpet, I'm a safe pair of hands. I've been a teacher for over 30 years and a CELTA tutor for over 20 years, so I KNOW the pitfalls and can help YOU avoid them. 
As well as being a CELTA tutor I'm also an Assessor (that means I check on other courses) and one of only 12 Cambridge Joint Chief Assessors (that means I check the assessor's reports). I know A LOT about CELTA. 
I've also taught in all sorts of situations including seven years on the MA TESOL at Warwick Uni. I've got the Delta, an MA and a PhD. Oh, and I've been making videos for teacher education for more than a decade. I'm told I do a pretty good job!
Don't take our word for it....

CELTA centres, tutors and thousands of trainees recommend ELT-Training

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This is great, thank you so much! I actually used your materials to help my trainees. They found your site easy to navigate and your tutorials informative without being too complicated. Perfect for teachers who are not native speakers.
- Liz, CELTA trainer
I wanted to say a massive thank you! I completed several of your ELT Training courses and they were absolutely fantastic!!! I don't think I would have passed the CELTA (currently with a provisional grade A) had it not been for the preparation, knowledge and understanding I acquired by completing your online courses.
- Fiona, CELTA graduate
I stumbled onto your site with a Google search mid panic with the first CELTA assignment. Let me just say that it has been an absolute God-send! It is the only digital resource I will recommend to others as it is so comprehensive... Thanks for being my personal coach!
- Natasha, CELTA trainee
I came across one of your videos on YouTube and I fell in love with the way you explain the English language... you are a wonderful teacher. Yesterday, I did the CELTA interview and I got a place to do the course sometime this year. I decided to take your grammar course in order to refresh some of my knowledge, it is a wonderful course and the interface you use online is wonderful. I’m so glad I found you.
- Diego, CELTA candidate

Choose your plan

Resources for CELTA
Free
Useful for all CELTA, TESOL & TEFL trainees and novice language teachers

Applying for CELTA

  • Overview of CELTA - online and in class
  • Information and top tips for your application

CELTA Toolkit   

  • Helpful videos on all aspects of CELTA
  • Support with lesson planning, assignments, classroom management and more
  • Useful for preview or review of CELTA input

CELTA Assignment Library

  • Video walkthroughs for all assignments
  • Links to other useful resources

Online CELTA Resources

  • Support and tips for online CELTA
  • Advice specifically for online teaching
Need to learn grammar?
£59
ELT-Training's most popular course recommended by CELTA centres worldwide

Grammar for Language Teachers

  • A comprehensive grammar course for CELTA, TESOL and TEFL trainees and all English language teachers
  • Over 7 hours of video tutorials (in bite-size chunks!
  • Covers parts of speech, verb tenses AND the tricks to teaching them
  • Essential for CELTA - ask any trainee!
  • Learn from an experienced CELTA tutor
  • Accessible information - easier than books!
  • Prioritises what you REALLY need to know
  • Gives you confidence in the classroom
  • Lifetime access
  • Certificate of completion
  • Money back guarantee within a week - no quibbles
See further details and a free sample unit here
Complete CELTA Prep package
£149
Our best four courses for CELTA plus complimentary bonus - save £66

Grammar for Language Teachers

PLUS...

CELTA Lesson Planning Made Easy

Language Analysis Made Easy

Concept Checking Made Easy

  • The foundations of language teaching
  • Support with all essential skills
  • Full preparation for CELTA and your teaching career
  • Dip into courses as you need them
  • Complete library of support 
  • Personal help from an experienced tutor only an email away
  • Save 30% on price for all courses
  • Lifetime access
  • Certificate of completion
  • Money back guarantee within a week - no quibbles
PLUS...
Buy the bundle and get The Ultimate Guide to CELTA Success absolutely FREE (usually £19) - 
your CELTA 'secret weapon'!
See further details about each course and free sample units here
or prefer to buy courses separately?

WHAT IF I DON'T LIKE IT?

What happens if you buy these courses and then find out that they're not for you? Every course has a free introductory unit, so go ahead and try them out to see if you like them. I am also so confident that you will love these courses, that I am very happy to offer a QUIBBLE FREE MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. If FOR ANY REASON you are not completely happy after 7 days, just drop me an email and I'll give you a refund. Simple as that.

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